Twitter launched an app for Xbox One back in 2016 as a way for users to access premium livestreams through their gaming console. Now, Twitter upgraded the app with some new features.
When the Twitter app for Xbox One was launched a year ago, Anthony Noto had said that it would will bring “Twitter’s live streaming video experience to life on the TV screen.” Whether it’s fans watching or commenting to TV or premium video, they can do so easily from their TV screens. No paywall or even Twitter account is required for the experience.
With the update, users still don’t need a Twitter account to watch the best of what’s happening for free. However, they are now able to login, view their timelines and Tweets, as well as access commentary to videos – live or otherwise. Another feature is that users can now also stream two videos simultaneously, side-by-side, and browse the Periscope Global Map to discover live videos from around the world. Finally, they will also be able to view live 360 videos from Periscope from within the app.
Content is optimised in full HD with curated Twitter commentary, but to see Tweets from those they follow users will need to login while watching a live stream. This update is likely to have come about due to the recent release of Twitter Kit 3, which makes logging into Twitter on apps really very easy.